HIV prevention and psychoactive drug use: A research agenda

Don Des Jarlais, S. Semaan

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Abstract

Much has been learned about how to prevent HIV infection among psychoactive drug users in the last 25 years, but, worldwide, the problems of drug-use-related HIV transmission have increased during this time. We consider the need for additional research on four aspects of drug use-related HIV transmission: (1) why evidence-based effective prevention programmes have not been implemented, (2) HIV infection among ethnic minority drug users, (3) relationships-or lack of relationships- between individual risk behaviour and HIV infection and (4) reducing drug use-related sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These topics were selected because we see them as critical for reducing HIV transmission among drug users (topics 1 and 4), reducing health disparities among racial and ethnic groups of drug users (topic 2), and understanding HIV epidemiology and evaluating prevention programmes for drug users (topic 3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-196
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

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Psychotropic Drugs
Drug Users
HIV
HIV Infections
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
HIV-2
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Risk-Taking
Ethnic Groups
HIV-1
Epidemiology
Health

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  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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HIV prevention and psychoactive drug use : A research agenda. / Des Jarlais, Don; Semaan, S.

In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 63, No. 3, 01.03.2009, p. 191-196.

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